German language grammar

Grammar is usually a nightmare for all people planning to get into a new language, and it's not the case only with the German language.

17th September, 2021 by Language Pantheon

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What makes a language look difficult? Its grammar, right? Grammar is usually a nightmare for all people planning to get into a new language, and it’s not the case only with the German language.

But, at language pantheon we teach this part well and one would be speaking German fluently in no time. German has six tenses: Prasens, Präteritum, Perfekt, Plusquamperfekt, Futur I and Futur II.

  • Präsens relates to the Present tense in English,
  • Präteritum relates to Perfect tenses,
  • Plusquamperfekt relates to Past Perfect,
  • Futur I relates to the Future tense,
  • Futur II relates to the Future perfect plus “will” and “have”.

This relation is not completely accurate, but looking at the tenses this way will make it easier for one to understand German grammar. They have four cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive).

German has three noun prepositions for each gender: die (for feminine nouns), der (for masculine nouns) and das (for neutral gender).

With every new word that one learns in German language, one must also learn what preposition needs to come in front of it. It may confuse one at first because sometimes a biological gender may not match its grammatical gender. However, there are some rules determining which noun gets which article with exceptions.

German Phrases and Daily Expressions

There is no better way to learn Incredible German than just starting to learn few words and some daily expressions

How to say things in German?

Hallo! – Hello!

Wie geht’s? – How are you?

Danke! – Thank you!

Mir geht’s gut. – I’m doing well

Vielen Dank! – Thank you very much!

Mir geht’s nicht gut. – I’m not doing well

Willkommen! – Welcome!

Ich komme aus… – I’m from

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag – Happy Birthday

Ich bin hier wegen + Genitiv… – I’m here for…

Fröhliche Weihnachten – Merry Christmas

Bis später! – See you later

Guten Morgen! – Good Morning!

Tschüß! – Bye!

Guten Abend! – Good evening!

 

Ich heiβe… – My name is…

 

Wie heißen Sie? – What’s your name?

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